WRIT-101 INTRO TO WRITING STUDIES (3 Credits)
This course serves as an introduction to the basic terms and skills necessary to completing the Professional and Creative Writing Major and thus familiarizes students with basic principles of effective writing in several genres. Students will acquire skills in producing and analyzing professional, literary, and rhetorical texts, in developing an effective writing process, and in giving feedback and editing advice to other writers.
WRIT-400 SENIOR WORKSHOP (3 Credits)
This course will enable students to produce, over the course of a semester, a professional-quality writing project and bring together all the skills developed over the course of the writing major. The nature of this project will depend on the student's particular interest. In terms of audience and genre, it may be an imaginative or creative project; it may be a project developed for a particular profession, discipline, or organization; or it may be an informative or non-fiction piece intended for a wide audience. In terms of media, the project may be primarily print or digital, but it must have each as a component of a final portfolio, and the final presentation must also involve a public, multi-media presentation.
WRIT-499 THE WRITERS PROJECT (3 Credits)
The Writers Project offers an opportunity for experiential learning and taking up writing as a practice for doing things in the world. Students will engage in self-guided, collaborative projects that draw on writing and communication skills developed through other courses in the major.